The anime character of the week is Denji from the anime and manga series Chainsaw Man. Denji is a very cool character who reminds me of Devilman and Shinichi Izumi from Parasyte. Here is an excellent fandom page explaining more about Denji. Be aware that there may be some spoilers, so read at your own risk: https://chainsaw-man.fandom.com/wiki/Denji.
The anime character of this week is Lenore from the Netflix Castlevania animated series. Lenore is a vampire and the youngest member of The Council of Sisters, consisting of her, Camilla, Striga, and Morana. She (Lenore) is considered to be the kindest of the four showing some compassion and sympathy at times. However, Lenore is a master diplomat and is willing to use her diplomatic skills to help out the Council of Sisters and her own personal interests. Here is an excellent fandom page about Lenore: https://villains.fandom.com/wiki/Lenore .
The anime character of this week is Enma Ai, from the anime and manga series Hellgirl. The background for Hellgirl is this: someone is torturing you and is making your life a living hell. You hear stories about a mysterious website that will send your tormentor to hell for all eternity. At the stroke of midnight, you can gain access to this mysterious site called Hells Correspondence. You type the name of the person you wish to get revenge on. If your request is approved, then Enma Ai (or one of her accomplices) will instantly show up. Next, you are given a straw figure with a string on it (usually red in color). When you pull the string on the straw figure, your tormentor is immediately sent to hell. However, at the end of your life, you are marked to be condemned to hell as well. This is basically Hellgirl in a simple nutshell. What makes this series creepy and interesting at times is how the tormentors are sent to hell. Also, there are times when people don’t pull the string and some interesting backstories of the main characters. In conclusion, even though the storyline seems similar for most of the series, there are some plot twists throughout this series that keep things interested. Definitely check this series out if have never seen this one. Here’s a Wikipedia for more on Hellgirl: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hell_Girl.
Washu (Tenchi Muyo)
The anime character of this week is Washu from the popular and classic anime and manga series Tenchi Muyo!! Washu is the brains of the crew and is usually found in her lab either during experiments or observing events in the universe. Even though Washu is somewhat an introverted character, she is a very caring person and has a funny and mischievous side to her which is adorable. Here is a fandom page about Washu: https://tenchi.fandom.com/wiki/Washu_Hakubi.
Hello everyone!! Next month is one of my favorite times of the year. Not only does next month bring Halloween near the end, but also, my favorite anime convention Anime Weekend Atlanta returns for it’s second year since the pandemic started two years ago. For October, the anime characters of the week are going to be horror themed. I have a few characters that are in mind right now. Also, I’ve changed the theme of the website to try something new. Let me know what you think about the change. Take care everyone and thanks for visiting my website!! ^_^
Curious to see what is coming out next season to finish out this year’s anime series? Here is the chart from livechart.me showing what coming out for this fall: https://www.livechart.me/fall-2022/all
The anime character of this week is Skuld from the Oh My Goddess (Aa! Megami-sama or Ah!! My Goddess) anime and manga series. This is the little sister of Belldandy and Urd. Skuld’s personality is at first very bratty and immature. The reason why Skuld’s is so bratty at first is because, she cares a lot for Belldandy and hates that her older sister made a contract with Keiichi Morisato to be his girlfriend forever. However, over the series, Skuld slowly develops a friendship with Keiichi once she learns how nice and caring he is to Belldandy. Skuld is also a genius with a knack for electronics and building things. She built a robot called Banpei which is the bodyguard of the temple and Belldandy’s personal protector. Personally, Skuld is probably the most dynamic main character from the Oh My Goddess series. I highly recommend watching and reading this classic anime and manga series. Here is a fandom link for more about Skuld: https://ohmygoddess.fandom.com/wiki/Skuld.
I recently ran into this youtube page a few days ago: https://www.youtube.com/c/EgileaASMR/featured. I love how Egilea combines cosplay with ASMR. For those of you who don’t know what ASMR is, it is shorthand for Autonomic Sensory Meridian Response: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASMR. My current favorite ASMR video from Egilea is her Resident Evil Village ASMR. In the video, she not only cosplays all three sisters of the House of Demetriscu, but also Lady Demetriscu as well: https://youtu.be/TisB6whpL8s. Check out her youtube page if you love ASMR and cosplay.
The anime character of this week is Rias Gremory from the anime and manga series High School DxD. This red haired, green eyed beauty is a powerful character who has amazing magical powers. Also, she is very nice and dislikes cruelty. Here is a fandom link for more info about this amazing character: https://highschooldxd.fandom.com/wiki/Rias_Gremory.
Whether you have attended several conventions (I have been attending anime/sci fi cons for well over 20+ years) or this year will be the first time you’re attending one, these are a few tips for preparing to attend an anime/sci fi con based on my personal experiences.
- Make note of the day or days of the convention. This one may seem pretty obvious. However, I’ve had several friends who has missed attending a con because he or she forgot what day or days the con was.
- Pay attention to the posts on the cons social media pages and/or website. These posts usually contains information about the status of the convention, like registration fees, hotel reservations deadlines and so on. These are very important so check these posts often!!
- Have a budget plan. Conventions can be costly, especially if you’re going solo. If you can room with some friends at hotel room or commute a short distance to a con, you can save yourself a lot of money.
- If you’re going to cosplay (or crossplay) give yourself more time than you need to finish your costume on time. I recommend that if you need to buy materials online, try to get everything you need at least two months(or more) ahead in advance. Lately, there has been several delays on shipments from not only foreign countries, but items from here in the U.S. It’s always better to get your materials early than late. Also, the benefits of getting materials early is that, if the item doesn’t fit or work out for you, you can either get a refund or exchange for the item (depending on the company’s policy of course).
- Bring some over the counter medication like Aleve and Pepto Bismol with you. Aleve is a NSAID, which is a pain reliever. This is good not only for cosplayers but even regular attendees. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve been in pain or discomfort from excessive walking or wearing cosplay shoes which, over time, gave me foot and other pains throughout my body. Pepto Bismol, Kao Pectate, or any other anti-diarrheal/anti-nausea is also recommended to bring to a con with you. The reason why is this: you eat or drink something at the con that your stomach doesn’t agree with. Instead of being stuck in the hotel room or a restroom for an hour (or hours depending on the severity), you take your anti-diarrheal medication which calms your stomach down. Now you can go back and attend your events as normal.
These are just a few recommendations I can think of right now. Are there some tips I missed that you can recommend on this list? Be sure to comment below.